Estimate On 2.5 Acres Currently Maintained By Horse

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DAZ982500, May 11, 2005.

  1. DAZ982500

    DAZ982500 LawnSite Member
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    I Received A Call Tonight From A Women Who Wants A Field, 2.5 Acres Mowed. She Claims That Her Horse Is Grazing In It At This Time And Is Maintaining The Grass. I Typically Do Not Cut This Type Of Property. I Would Like An Idea On Pricing. I Will Be Using John Deere Rider 42".i Was Thinking 55.oo Dollars An Acre So 135-140.oo.i Estimate Maybe 2hours. Does This Sound Like Ball Park Figure In Terms Of Time Amount. By The Way It Is All Flat No Trimming/blowing. Thanks Dave.
  2. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    sounds good. watch out for landmines :p
  3. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
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    get a brush hog and do it
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    If that JD is a lawn tractor as I suspect it is since it is a 42" cut you can at least double that cut time.
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    If this is a 42" rider and not commercial equipment I believe it will take you a good bit longer than 2 hours and you'd better wear your kidney belt................
    If it's a field that horses graze in it will be tough cutting grass, not turf grass.
  6. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    EXACTLY! And those hundreds of piles of big brown heeps will be Horse Shite so you'll either be dodging 'em or discharging 'em.....
  7. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

  8. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Any thing that is a field. You want a brushhog type mower.
  9. yrdandgardenhandyman

    yrdandgardenhandyman LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 953

    And smelling it and maybe even wearing it.

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